Vita account situation: an update to the already updated update

Sony have flip-flopped once again on the number of PSN ID’s you can have on a PlayStation Vita.

After firstly claiming you’d only be allowed one account, they then backtracked and said you could access multiple accounts. Now though, it looks like we’re back to the singular.

Speaking to Wired, a Sony spokesperson said:

“[The] PSN account is tied to the hardware and the memory card, not just the card, which means that if a second person is using your Vita, it’s not just a case of switching out memory cards, it’s clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset. In other words, PlayStation Vita is intended to be played by only one user.”

Another representative from the console manufacturer then confirmed to GameInformer:

“Like PSP, PS Vita is intended to be played by only one user as a personal portable entertainment system. As such, the spec is set so that only one PSN account will be connected to one PS Vita hardware.”

So we’ve now had our dreams shattered, un-shattered and shattered again in the space of two weeks. To have those un-shattered once more, tune in tomorrow, when we’ll no doubt be able to report that you can have up to a million accounts on a single Vita.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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